Job Title: Tracking Artist

Department: Tracking Department

Reports to: Tracking Supervisor

Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: Contract

Work Location: 50 West 2nd AveVancouver, British ColumbiaV5Y 1B3 Canada

Salary Range: $50,000- $79,000 / Annum

NOC: 5241

Reporting to the Tracking Supervisor, the Tracking Artist is responsible for the tracking of moving objects and moving cameras, within a scene. Responsibilities include preparing and importing shots with the correct data, to ensure they are ready to be tracked, and recreating camera/object motion so that it can be published to the studio.

Duties & Responsibilities

Uses the tracking techniques, established by the facility, to prepare shots for production
Imports the motion to appropriate application and, using established techniques, sets up the shot to be tracked
Tracks items moving and rotating on all axes for the duration of the shot
Uses the required tracking software to re-create camera or object motion. Where auto-tracking will not work, the Tracking Artist will hand-track the camera track or object
Manages notes from Supervisor and ensure they are applied
Once tracking is complete, the tracked camera/object will go through the layout process, QC and published to the studio


2+ years experience
Strong English skills
Experience in tracking software such as 3DEqualizer, PFTrack is essential
Knowledge of Maya, Nuke, and Houdini is an asset
Able to take directions and adaptable to change
Good at improvising and problem-solving
Linux experience preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Method Studios management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

About Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.